Blast from the Past script
Synopsis: Adam Webber (Brendan Fraser) has lived his entire life in confinement in a fallout shelter in Pasadena, Calif. When the Webber family's rations of food and supplies grow thin, Adam's eccentric father, Calvin (Christopher Walken), sends him on a dangerous restocking mission. When Adam emerges from the Webber family's subterranean refuge for the first time, he finds that rumors of a nuclear apocalypse were totally false -- and meets gorgeous Eve Rustikov (Alicia Silverstone).

FADE IN:

SCENE 1 OMITTED

EXT. SAN FERNANDO VALLEY - NIGHT

OPEN on a MOVING WIDE SHOT of a mountain range with the

distant lights of the San Fernando Valley behind it.

BEGIN CREDITS as a NAVY JET drops down into the picture.

PUSH IN on the jet's exhaust flame. Have the words "THE

BLAST" come out of the flame. Then there is a SLIGHT

EXPLOSION and the flame intensifies. The words "FROM THE

PAST" jump out of the exhaust as the jet momentarily

shakes.

INT. JET

The PILOT feels the jet shake. But he looks at his

indicators and everything appears to be normal. He

relaxes.

EXT. JET

We begin with a WIDER REAR SHOT of the jet and allow the

plane to move away. Then SUPER: "LOS ANGELES, 1962"

before continuing the main titles. A popular recording

from that period has been playing throughout.

EXT. CALVIN'S WORK SHOP - NIGHT

Start on a CU of the HAM RADIO ANTENNA, WIND GAUGE and

THERMOMETER attached to the roof of Calvin's shop. (We

can hear military air traffic chatter on Calvin's

Hallicrafter radio.) Then move down to the window where

we see CALVIN Webber tinkering with a gadget at his work

bench. Calvin's very pregnant wife HELEN appears. The

music becomes source.

HELEN:

For Pete's sake, Calvin! We've got

guests!

CALVIN:

Sorry, honey! I just got to fooling

with this darn rheostat.

HELEN:

Well, put it down and come in!

CALVIN:

You bet, hon!

They exit the workshop for the house. Calvin has left

the ham radio on.

NAVY PILOT (ON

RADIO)

Tower, Wolf One is five miles from the

overhead.

TOWER (ON RADIO)

Wolf One, Tower. Report the numbers.

You're number one for the overhead.

NAVY PILOT (ON

RADIO)

Wolf one.

INT. COCKPIT OF JET - SAME TIME

The YOUNG PILOT looks down at the flashing red light on

his control panel. He speaks into the oxygen mask that

hangs loosely from his helmet.

PILOT:

Tower. Wolf One. I've got a problem

here.

TOWER (OC)

Say your problem, Wolf One. Are you

declaring an emergency?

PILOT:

Stand by. One.

INT. DINING ROOM

DAVE, BETTY, BOB, and RUTH (30's) pass around the buffet

table. Another period song is playing on the phonograph.

BETTY:

Just remember:
don't mention the

communists!

DAVE:

Calvin's a great guy, but he's a

little, you know...

BETTY:

Nutty.

RUTH:

What's his wife like?

BETTY:

Oh, you know, housewife.

DAVE:

Likes to cook. Pregnant.

RUTH:

Normal, then.

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Hugh Wilson

Hugh Hamilton Wilson (born August 21, 1943) is an American movie director, writer and TV showrunner. He is best known as the creator of the TV series WKRP in Cincinnati and Frank's Place, and as the director of the popular movie comedies Police Academy and The First Wives Club. more…

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